Cinematic Shadow Play: Feathers of Fire

Cinematic Shadow Play: Feathers of Fire

Venue:
Shanghai Theater Academy
630 Huashan Lu (华山路630号) Jing'an Shanghai Shanghai
Date:
11/11/2018 - 11/16/2018
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket
Cinematic Shadow Play: Feathers of Fire

Cinematic Shadow Play: Feathers of Fire

11/11/2018 - 11/16/2018
Shanghai Theater Academy
180 - 850
Paper ticket

Event details

"A Feast for the senses."
-Puppeteering International Magazine

"Jaw dropping"
-PBS/KCET

"A show like no other." - “Perfection!"
-The Daily Press
 
 
 
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), – Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen. The play also features an original score by the acclaimed musical team, Loga Ramin Torkian & Azam Ali. Feathers of Fire had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016.
 
There is a great power in live performance. Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic exposes children and adults to a broader view of this world. It introduces new characters and places, teaches them about the history of civilization and reinforces the positive attributes of what it means to be human.
 
 
 
Conceived, Designed and Directed by Hamid Rahmanian
In Collaboration with Larry Reed and ShadowLight Productions
Original Music by Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali
Produced by Fictionville Studio and Banu Productions
Written and adapted by Hamid Rahmanian
Co-writer: Vikas Menon
Based on the book, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings
Storyboards & Concept Development by Syd Fini
Puppets handcrafted by Neda Kazemifar and Spica Wobbe
Digital Media Directed and Orchestrated by Mohammad Talani
Assistant Director: Fred C. Riley III

Notice

Date: 11th Nov (Sun) - 16th Nov (Fri) @ 19:30
 
Duration: 70mins, no intermission
 
Recommended age: All ages
 
Language: English
 
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Cinematic Shadow Play: Feathers of Fire

Venue:
Shanghai Theater Academy
630 Huashan Lu (华山路630号) Jing'an Shanghai Shanghai
Date:
11/11/2018 - 11/16/2018
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket